Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Christie, A
1998
August
British Journal of Social Work
Is social work a 'non-traditional' occupation for men?
Validated
WOS: 25 ()
Optional Fields
28
491
510
The European Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission have called for the increased employment of men in occupations, such as social work, where men are numerically under-represented. In Britain, men's employment in social work is contentious but, as yet, little discussed. This article draws on Williams' (1993, 1995) concept of 'non-traditional occupations for men' to explore the positions of men in social work. It focuses in particular on continuities and dissonances between dominant constructions of men's gender and professional social work identities. These are discussed in relation to particular areas of practice and an agenda for further investigation is considered.
OXFORD
0045-3102
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